In the event that a phase-one inspection, conducted by a Florida-licensed engineer or architect, deems a phase-two milestone inspection necessary, this subsequent building safety inspection may encompass various techniques.
These methods can include materials testing, probing, removal of finishes, or non-destructive testing approaches such as ground penetrating radar. The purpose of these inspections is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the building’s true structural condition.
Upon the completion of the phase-two milestone inspection, a detailed inspection report is to be compiled. This report should outline the specific methods and types of inspections performed, as well as clearly indicate if any unsafe or dangerous conditions were observed (including structural or electrical deficiencies).
Furthermore, the report must identify and describe the extent of any considerable structural deterioration, along with providing recommendations for maintenance, necessary repairs, or replacement of structural components as needed.
If the required repairs are not initiated within a year following the submission of the phase-two safety inspection report, the local municipal authority is obliged to assess whether the building is safe for continued occupancy. By following these procedures and adhering to the established timelines, the safety and well-being of occupants within these buildings can be effectively maintained.
The table below provides a guide as to the deadlines for these inspections depending on the age and distance from the Coastline: